Current Job Opportunity


August 1, 2017

Closing Date

August 14, 2017

Position Number


Position Title

Chief Deputy Marshal

Job Location

Supreme Court, Office of the Marshal, Tallahassee, Florida

Salary Range

$53,413.54 Annually

Job Description

The essential function of the position within the organization is to serve in a highly responsible mid-management capacity, providing assistance to the Marshal with administrative and security operations. The position works independently, reporting major activities through periodic meetings with the Marshal of the Supreme Court; exercises considerable latitude in judgment and supervision techniques. The position may be assigned to varying missions, such as: court security, judicial officer protection, execution of court orders, threat investigations, criminal investigations and special operations. Special operations assignments may be high risk or high profile events at the court; emergency situations, such as hurricanes and other natural disasters, civil disturbances, terrorist events, hostage situations, threats to the judiciary, etc. The position is responsible for supervising the security, patrol, investigations, intelligence, law enforcement, training, crime prevention, records, and employee education programs for the Office of the Marshal. The position is responsible for establishing effective relationships with the Justices, the community, supervisors, subordinates, elected officials, other criminal justice agencies, and all employees at the court. The position is under the supervision of the Marshal, the demands of applicable local, state, and federal laws, and judicial rulings. The position may serve as supervisor in charge in the absence of the Marshal. The Chief Deputy Marshal is a law enforcement officer and must comply with s. 943.13, F.S. The Chief Deputy Marshal is a “deputy” of the Marshal of the Supreme Court as referenced in Sections 25.251, and 25.271, F.S. The Chief Deputy Marshal has state-wide arrest powers while on official Court business.

Education and Training Guidelines

Bachelor’s degree in criminal justice, or a closely related field and six years of progressively responsible experience in court security, civilian, or military law enforcement, and three years of supervisory experience in law enforcement, personal protective operations, intelligence, or investigations.

Florida Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission (CJSTC) law enforcement certification or successful completion of the Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission’s Basic Recruit Law Enforcement Course within one year of employment.

Must be a citizen of the United States and pass a physical examination.

Must not have been convicted of any felony or of a misdemeanor involving perjury or a false statement, domestic violence, or have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States.


Data Responsibility:
Gathers, organizes, analyzes, examines, or evaluates data or information and may prescribe action based on these data or information.

People Responsibility:
Counsels or instructs/trains others through explanation, demonstration, and supervised practice or makes recommendations based on technical expertise.

Assets Responsibility:
Has responsibility and opportunity for achieving considerable economies and/or preventing considerable losses through the management of or accounting for materials, supplies or equipment.

Mathematical Requirements:
Uses practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios and proportions, measurements, or logarithms; may use algebraic solutions of equations and equalities, deductive geometry, and/or descriptive statistics.

Communications Requirements:
Read professional publications and e-mails using proper format and grammar; speaks informally to groups of co-workers and subordinates, the general public, people in other organizations, and presents training.

Complexity of Work:
Performs work involving the application of logical principles and thinking to solve practical problems within or applying to a unit or division of the organization; requires continuous, close attention for accurate results and frequent exposure to unusual pressures.

Impact of Decisions:
The impact of errors is serious. May affects other units in organization, and may affect Justices, employees, and citizens; or loss of life and/or damage could occur.

Equipment Usage:
Handles machines, tools, equipment, or work aids involving moderate latitude for judgment regarding attainment of standard or in selecting appropriate items, such as X-ray and metal detection systems, fire safety equipment, magnetometers, surveillance equipment and guns. Carries a firearm and must meet and maintain high standards which are measured by a State prescribed firearms qualification course.

Safety of Others:
Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.

Special Comments

The successful candidate will have:

Proven leadership skills including ability to implement a strategic direction, engage employees at all levels in the organization, effectively initiate and manage change and measure results.

At least 3 years of experience as a certified law enforcement manager with sworn and non-sworn subordinates.

Must have budget experience.

Knowledge of current trends impacting law enforcement.

Considerable experience in sworn law enforcement in a variety of functions.

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field from an accredited college or university is required.

Must be willing to travel (occasionally).

How to Apply

Submit/upload a current and complete State of Florida Employment Application to the People First Service Center online at . For additional information, contact:

Heather McKeehan
Office of the Marshal
500 South Duval Street
Tallahassee, Florida  32399
Office: 850-488-8845

An application must be submitted for the position listing the appropriate class title and position number for which you are applying. Your application must be received by 11:59 p.m. on the closing date.

The successful applicant will be subject to a criminal background check.

We are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, genetic information or disability.

If you need an accommodation to participate in the application/selection process, please call the contact person at the number indicated for each respective position. Persons using a TDD may call the contact person through the Florida Relay Service 1-800-955-8771.